6 New DVDs

Cast Off for MexicoIn their second video cruising guide (Cast Off for Catalina was released in 2005) Mark Ritts and Ted Field explain the ins and outs of cruising to Mexico, including what to bring, how to clear customs, and navigational tips. Though thy complete the trip on a powerboat, the video includes some excellent sailboat footage and would be a useful resource for

Cast Off for Mexico

In their second video cruising guide (Cast Off for Catalina was released in 2005) Mark Ritts and Ted Field explain the ins and outs of cruising to Mexico, including what to bring, how to clear customs, and navigational tips. Though thy complete the trip on a powerboat, the video includes some excellent sailboat footage and would be a useful resource for anyone sailing out of the country for the first time. What should you do once you get to Mexico? This video includes a tour of Ensenada and a nearby winery.

Cast Off for Mexico

100 minutes



Dancing with the Wind

Ed Verner has now produced a "documentary" version of Dancing with the Wind his fabulous DVD account of a perfect weekend cruise aboard Wind Ketcher. This is truly a "why-to" rather than a "how-to," immersing you in the beauty and passion of sailing. This new version has an almost poetic narrative accompanying the original score, composed and played by the captain himself. From a soothing twilight anchorage to an invigorating sandwich-overboard drill, this movie conveys the wonder of our sport. The new package includes the original "meditation" without a single spoken word, the "documentary" version, and the soundtrack.

Dancing with the Wind

28 minutes + extras



Sail Vicarious: Year of the Refit

With more experience in boating and filmmaking under their belts, Spencer and Kathleen Bailey are back with the second installment of their Sail Vicarious series. This DVD follows their progress as they tackle major boat projects from plumbing and electrical systems to interior and exterior refitting. Their conversational tone makes this feel like a boat maintenance blog in video form. Their narrative is clear and detailed laying out the processes they went through and the decisions they had to make, but it is not a substitute for a step-by-step how-to. Think of it more as a heads up on what these projects will get you into with some ideas on methodology thrown in.

Sail Vicarious: Year of the Refit

150 minutes + extras



Cruising Has No Limits

Lin and Larry Pardey have done it again. As they recount some of their most memorable trips, from sailing in Africa, Brazil, and Ireland to an African safari in a retrofitted SUV, they convey the magic and adventure of the cruising life. Their presentation can’t help but inspire you to go out and see the world. The script is read somewhat haltingly, but the sailing and wildlife footage is spectacular.

Cruising Has No Limits

74 minutes



High Seas Schooner

Ever wanted to sail the high seas aboard a classic schooner? High Seas Schooner will give you a taste of what it’s all about. This video follows a celestial-navigation course on a passage from St. Thomas, USVI, to Bermuda, documenting life on board as well as teaching essential terminology. Though the dialogue can be a bit slow at times, the footage makes you feel you’re really on board.

High Seas Schooner

95 minutes



Ice Blink

The Martin family is not your average family. Their three children were born and raised during a circumnavigation aboard a 25-foot sailboat. Then, with a new boat, the 33-foot steel sloop Driver, they set out to circumnavigate Iceland. This film, though packed with impressive footage of their voyages, is essentially a primer on living aboard with children. The Martins explain why they chose their unconventional life and how they made it possible. Their tale makes an interesting travelogue, and their tips are invaluable if you are considering following in their wake. And even if you aren’t, their message that anyone can cruise right now if they want to is an inspiration to us all.

Ice Blink

56 minutes





The New York Yacht Club Submits a Protocol Alteration with its America’s Cup Challenge

The New York Yacht Club (NYYC) has submitted a challenge for the 37th America’s Cup to the current Defender, the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS) in Auckland, New Zealand. The challenge was accompanied by a draft protocol for the regatta, which would see the Cup take ...read more


Cruising: Honoring Remarkable Ocean Voyages and Seamanship

The Cruising Club of America, an organization of about 1,300 offshore sailors, has been honoring remarkable ocean voyages and seamanship with an array of prestigious awards for nearly 100 years. The club’s highest honor, the Blue Water Medal, has recognized renowned and ...read more

2.4mR's racing at the 2018 Clagett Regatta-US Para Sailing Championships credit Clagett Regatta-Andes Visual

Host for 2021 U.S. Para Sailing Championships Announced

The 2021 U.S. Para Sailing Championships will be hosted by The Clagett Regatta at Sail Newport, in Newport, R.I. on August, 24-29, 2021, according to a joint announcement from the host and US Sailing. "We have had a very long working relationship with US Sailing and look forward ...read more


Cruising: Reflections of an Old Salt

I am 90 years old, dwindling in mind and body and fear living too long. Twenty years have passed since I last weighed anchor. Still, when a Carolina blue sky is polka-dotted with billowing cumulus clouds and the wind blows fair, I sorely miss raising sail and setting forth. I ...read more


Waterlines: Solo Sailing

In spite of the fact I came to the sport of sailing alone and untutored, in a boat I acquired on my own, I never really aspired to become a solo sailor. It just sort of happened. All these years later, I still never explicitly plan to sail anywhere alone. I’m always happy to ...read more


Racing The M32 Class

This year the M32 celebrates its 10th birthday. Swedish Olympic bronze medalist Göran Marström and Kåre Ljung designed the M32 in 2011 as the latest addition to an already impressive portfolio that includes the Tornado, M5 A-Class, M20 catamaran and the Extreme 40. Two years ...read more


Know how: Cleats, Clutches and Jammers

Since the invention of rope, there has also been a need to belay or secure it. Every sailboat has rope on board so, unless you own a superyacht with captive reels or winches, you’re going to have to find a way to make it fast. (As a side note—and before you reach for your ...read more


Antigua Sailing Week Announces Women’s Mentorship Program

In partnership with the Antigua and Barbuda Marine Association, Antigua Sailing Week is launching a mentorship program to encourage women and girls to join the sport of sailing. President of Antigua Sailing Week, Alison Sly-Adams says, “When we devised the program, we looked at ...read more